I’ve been on a bit of a cleaning kick lately, so when I decided to tackle the medicine cabinet, I had to seek assistance for the “appropriate way” of disposing of medication was these days. When I was kid, mom used to flush them down the toilet, but I think that’s frowned upon now (preserving the world’s water and keeping fish from drug additions and whatnot). My pharmacist friend filled me in on the Drug Disposal (v. 2013).
1. Remove old prescription drugs, expired over the counter meds and vitamins.
2. Place them in a Ziploc plastic bag with a enough warm water to cover the pills inside.
3. Let the medication dissolve, then dispose in the trash.
4. Optional: Pray that you don’t have a druggie neighbor that digs through your trash looking for a monster drug overdose? (kidding)
I didn’t take a before photo of my medicine cabinet (it was SUCH disaster), but doesn’t it look nice and organized AFTER? Take my word for it, it’s a lot better. Cleaned? Done!